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Thanks for joining us at the 2021 River Symposium!

September 24 - 26, 2021

Group photo from the 2021 River Symposium Media Event
National Public Lands Day Cleanup
Kayaking at Mission Reach
River Symposium Appreciation Mixer
Clean up at Escondido Creek Parkway


Thank you Chad!

Chad Pregracke at the River Symposium Appreciation Mixer

Chad Pregracke
President and Founder of Living Lands & Waters

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The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority), in partnership with the San Antonio River Foundation, will host the inaugural River Symposium: “Cleaning, Protecting, and taking Pride in our Waterways.” This fun, family-friendly weekend will provide opportunities to learn, celebrate, network, and explore the San Antonio River Basin and the agency that works to preserve and protect this important natural resource.

Participants will enjoy insightful presentations on safe, clean, and enjoyable creeks and rivers that include training sessions, park tours and activities, outdoor volunteer events, a kayaking event, and a special evening mixer. These activities during the River Symposium are FREE and open to the public with the exception of two events, the kayak event and the evening mixer, which are hosted by our non-profit partners, San Antonio River Foundation.

Those who sign up to attend the River Symposium will also be given a free t-shirt, giveaway prizes, and free admittance to the River Authority’s 8th Annual Environmental Film Fest, which will be virtual this year. Make sure to register today, spots are filling up fast!

**All donations will benefit the San Antonio River Foundation. 

Congratulations to our River Symposium Logo Contest Winner: Jeff Ramirez!


Serve as a call to action by inspiring attendees to become good stewards of area natural resources.


The River Symposium will draw together area citizens, families, and professionals alike who share a common interest in the San Antonio River Basin and the community connections therein. 


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